In addition, the Spirit acquired the No. 13 overall pick and two second round picks in the 2016 College Draft in exchange for forward Jodie Taylor. Washington used the newly acquired pick to take Oyster, a native of Chicago, Ill.
In a later transaction, the Spirit acquired two second round draft picks in the 2016 College Draft from FC Kansas City, who had traded for the picks earlier in the day. In exchange, Kansas City received the Spirit’s No. 19 overall pick. With the selection, the Spirit drafted Hawaiian Caprice Dydasco.
With the club’s final pick of the draft, the Spirit took Ashburn, Virginia native Whitney Church with the No. 30 overall selection.
Interviews with Parsons, Oyster and Church can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/washingtonspirit
Next, the Washington Spirit will host open tryouts on February 21 at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Go to the website for more information and registration https://washingtonspirit.com/pro/spirit-announce-open-tryouts/
All contracted and invited players will report for preseason, beginning on March 9. The Spirit will kick off the 2015 NWSL regular season against the Houston Dash on Friday, April 10 at BBVA Compass Stadium.